8 things to do in the Ipswich area this weekend
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There’s lots to do around the Ipswich area this weekend, ranging from the Gang Show to a Comic-Con with Dr Who stars.
Ipswich Gang Show, Great School Theatre, Ivry Street, Ipswich
Join the Scouts and Guides to help celebrate their 80th year! This year’s celebration show ends its run on Saturday.
A lively and vibrant show, it will be performed by a cast of more from Ipswich and the surrounding areas.
And, as ever, it’s a show for all the family, packed with song, dance, comedy and music.
For details of how to book, visit the website.
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If you’re a fan of the top comedian, now’s your chance to see her live.
Glitter Room is Katherine’s first UK tour since Kathbum, which included runs at the Edinburgh Festival. the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
The production is suitable for ages 14 and over. For more details and to book, visit the website.
Just Bee Cause, Holywells Park, Ipswich
Ipswich Wildlife Watch Group invites youngsters aged six to 12 to a special wildlife morning in Holywells Park between 10am and noon.
The group needs help maintaining and extending its wildflower plots. This event is free but needs to be booked in advance.
Holywells Park is also the venue for a Young Wardens event, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
This is practical conservation in action for 11 to 16-year-olds, with a cost of £3. To book for both events, visit the website.
Joey Essex Visit, Westgate Street, Ipswich
Joey Essex, star of The Only Way Is Essex, is visiting Ipswich to open a kebab restaurant in the town.
He will be at the official opening of the new German Doner Kebab restaurant, handing out free kebabs and posing for photos.
To claim a free kebab, you must have a voucher from the restaurant and attend between 1 and 3pm. To find out more, read our report.
High School Musical, Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
If you enjoy song and dance, this production will be a real treat.
Talented youngsters from CBM Theatre Company take the stage at the Spa again with Disney’s High School Musical, following last year’s hit shows Rock of Ages and Avenue Q.
The story centres on the blossoming relationship between high school jock Troy and Gabriella, the new smart girl at school. There are shows at 2.30 and 7.30pm. For more details, visit the website.
What the Moon Saw, Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich
Take your little ones along to see this family-friendly dance and circus performance.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and re-imagined by 2Faced Dance Company, the show presents a magical journey through the night. Young Jack opens his bedroom curtains to find a familiar face, the Moon, which teaches him how to be brave.
For the ultimate adventure, come dressed in your pyjamas! Performances start at 10.30am and 1.30pm. To book, visit the website.
Comic-Con, Ipswich Town Football Club
May the force be with you on this family-friendly fun day! Special guests include Peter Davison of Dr Who and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame, Terry Molloy who played Davros in Dr Who and Pam Rose, who appeared in Star Wars, Space 1999, Superman and Batman.
The event will be spread over two floors, with a whole range of attractions, a kids’ art and craft area, and cosplay competitions, There will also be traders with tons of geeky toys, comics, collectables, art and jewellery.
Advance tickets have sold out, but you can pay on the door from 11am. The event runs until 4pm. For more details, visit the event’s Facebook page.
An Audience With Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse – Rhythm of the Night, Corn Exchange
Get set for an extravaganza of high intensity Latin and Ballroom favourites, performed by Strictly Come Dancing dance professionals Ian and Oti.
Ian and Oti always push the boundaries of dance to bring the best out of their celebrity partner. Both have reached the finals, and last season it was Oti who almost waltzed off with the Glitterball with her partner, Hollyoaks’ Danny Mac.
For more information on the show, visit the website.